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" There is a sort of wild bee frequenting the garden-campion for the sake of its tomentum, which probably it turns to some purpose in the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top... "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 156
by William Bingley - 1829
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne: In the County of Southampton

Gilbert White - 1891 - 568 pages
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop shaver. When it has got avast bundle almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it secure...
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Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals ...

John George Wood - 1892 - 632 pages
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with the dexterity of a hoop-shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies...
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The Cambridge Natural History, Volume 6

Sidney Frederick Harmer, Sir Arthur Everett Shipley - 1899
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with the dexterity of a hoop -shaver. Wrhen it has got a bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies away,...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1902 - 552 pages
...to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from The Natural History of Se I borne 451 the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it...flies away, holding it secure between its chin and its fore-legs. There is a remarkable hill on the downs near Lewes in Sussex, known by the name of Mount...
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The Works of John Ruskin, Volume 28

John Ruskin - 1907
...a downy stem, and there's some sort of bee which strips off the down from the stalk of this pink, " running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop-shaver,"1 Hoop-shaver? but I never saw so much as a hoopshaver! Must see one on the first chance,...
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The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton

Gilbert White - 1906 - 476 pages
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and...flies away, holding it secure between its chin and its fore legs. There is a remarkable hill on the downs near Lewes in Sussex, known by the name of Mount...
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The Works of John Ruskin, Volume 28

John Ruskin - 1907
...a downy stem, and there's some sort of bee which strips off the down from the stalk of this pink, " running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop-shaver."1 Hoop-shaver ? but I never saw so much as a hoopshaver 1 Must see one on the first chance,...
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The Works of John Ruskin, Volume 28

John Ruskin - 1907
...a downy stem, and there's some sort of bee which strips off the down from the stalk of this pink, " running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop-shaver."1 Hoop-shaver? but I never saw so much as a hoopshaver ! Must see one on the first chance,...
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The Living Age, Volume 269

1911
...bottom of a branch (of the Garden Campion) and shaving it bare with the dexterity of a hoop shaver: when it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as...holding it secure between its chin and forelegs." Literature and life abound with such scraps of inevitable observation, but England has not bred an...
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Bees and Wasps

Sally Morgan - 2006 - 32 pages
...the bottom of the branch, and shaving it bare with the dexterity of a hoop-shaver. When it has got a bundle almost as large as itself it flies away, holding it secure between its chin and its fore-legs." Before proceeding to the social-bees, a passing mention must be made of two very striking...
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